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Alexander The Great And The Succession 336

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    • Alexander the Great and the Succession 336
      • Alexander ascended to the throne of Macedon in 336 BC at the age of 20
      • The initial change went smoothly, but, like any ruler, Alexander had a tricky early period to overcome. We will soon see how he overcame these problems
      BUT How would you have done in his place?
    • Competition
      • Alexander carried out a full state funeral for his father with due pomp and ceremony
      • Alexander’s position was far from secure though. His cousin Amyntas who was married to one of Philip’s daughters, may well have become a focus of a plot to usurp Alexander’s position
      What do you do?
    • Attalus
      • Attalus was in Asia Minor with his army
      • Apparently he has been in treasonable correspondence with Demosthenes, the leader of Athens
      What do you do? Tread carefully Attalus is extremely popular with the men.
    • More News Attalus has sent Demosthenes' letters as a sign of his loyalty and goodwill. Does this change your decision?
    • Macedonia
      • There is some unease amongst the Macedonian nobility and the ordinary people are also unsure .
      How do you win them over?
    • The League of Corinth
      • The League is disintegrating
      • Rebellion ha sprung up amongst the Greek states and the northern tribes!
    • Rebellion Hotspots
      • Athens is ready to fight
      • Aetolia are showing a willingness to fight
      • Thebes has expelled all Macedonian troops stationed there
      • Sparta is prepared to rebel and are collaborating with Athens
      • Thrace and Illyria have risen up
      You are surrounded on all sides. Formulate a plan to deal with this